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2. Drought-Tolerant Plants Don't Need Watering

Drought-tolerant plants may need less water than other plants, but that doesn't mean you'll never have to pull out your garden hose. If the garden or container soil around your plant is dry, water it. Young plants are especially susceptible to drought because their roots are getting established. Be vigilant about keeping soil slightly moist, but not soggy, throughout a plant's first year, regardless of its reputation for resiliency.
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